VIDEO: Elon Musk’s SpaceX Dragon flies over Mississauga and Brampton

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Published September 17, 2021 at 9:58 pm

Elon Musk's SpaceX Dragon visible over Mississauga

Mississauga and Brampton residents did not need a telescope to see Space X’s Dragon capsule passing in the night sky on its Inspiration4 mission.

The world’s first all-civilian mission to orbit Earth was visible twice on Friday (Sept. 17), between 8 and 10 p.m.. The Dragon capsule is travelling some 585 km from earth, which is farther away from the planet than the International Space Station. I

The orbit is the fifth-highest Earth orbital human spaceflight of all time, and the highest of the 21st century.

The Inspiration4 mission is part of a charitable effort on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. Four crew members (Hayley Arceneaux, Christopher Sembroski, Sian Proctor, and Jared Isaacman, the chief executive officer of Shift4Payments) blasted off shortly after midnight on Thursday (Sept. 16).

 

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